SA-W Vs IND-W Dream11 Team Prediction: Sordid South Africa’s qualms look to continue today when they take on an indestructible India.
Despite routing and mulling the visitors in the T20 series, the host knew they would fare well to not undermine South Africa come the three match ODI series. Unfortunately for South Africa, they themselves ended up underestimating themselves, doling out underwhelming and tentative performances on a consistent basis to go down 2-0 in the series.
Losing to India in the previous clash, South Africa saw their dreams and aspirations of making this series a closely contested challenge be poured water over as they conceded the series to the home side. The 5 wicket defeat sees India make an advent into today’s culminating encounter with an unassailable lead to further emphasise India’s gargantuan stature in the women’s cricket fraternity.
Batting first, despite putting in a much improved and more sublime batting display, South Africa failed to make things jittery for a filled to the brim with emphatic Indian batting unit. Stepping out in pursuit of 248, India stitched together regular partnerships all across their batting order to be in complete control of the run chase, not allowing any leeway to South Africa to ingrain in place a perfect performance.
It’s a display they’ll be looking to emanate today as they look to sweep the series and continue the stronghold they have established over South Africa over the course of the last month. While India need little addressing to their gameplan, for South Africa, their previous performance will give them some heart of pulling off a win in the final ODI and showing that they are more than just the pushovers India have made them out to be.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the match starting early in the morning at a time when the sun will be out in full strength, the team winning the toss will be opting to field first and extract whatever there is on offer for the pacers. The pitch will offer good batting conditions across the course of the encounter with the spinners getting the ball to turn squarely and make things jittery for the batters who’ll be asked to bide their time out in the middle and apply themselves.
Probable Playing 11
Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan, Poonam Yadav, Ekta
Lizelle Lee (WK), Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (C), Nonkululeko Mlaba, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune
Five Match T20 Series
Match: India Women Vs South Africa Women Third ODI
Date And Time: 14th October, Monday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Reliance Stadium, Vadodara
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Punam Raut, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav
- Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail
Top 4 Batting Order
- Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj
- Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez
- Punam Raut, Harmanpreet Kaur
- Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt
Death Overs Bowlers
- Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
- Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka
After failing to impress for so long, Lizelle Lee finally on a performance of not in the previous clash as the opener from South Africa went onto score 40 runs. What was more impressive was the 54 balls she was ready to spend out in the middle, taking the sheen off the new ball to build a foundation for the ensuing bats to come out and further take the side to a hefty score from.
She’s followed by her counterpart, he side’s second opener in the form of Laura Wolvaardt. For the first time across the T20s and ODIs, India were left searching for answers on how to send South Africa packing with the duo crafting a 76 partnership for the opening stand with Laura going onto score 69 runs to make her a regulation selection for us.
Elsewhere we have a trivalent coming in from India, beginning with last time’s top scorer Mithali Raj who got 66 runs with Punam Raut coming in as well after she got 65 runs with the two players putting on 129 runs for the second wicket.
Harmanpreet Kaur got just two overs with the ball but once her chance came out to bat in the closing stages of the encounter, she was more than willing to lay down the marker and stamp her authority as a batter. Her 39 runs in 27 balls not only took India past the finishing line but also saw her act as the watch guard of her side’s successful run chase to yet again reaffirm her decisiveness.
Deepti Sharma comes in as well despite not snagging a wicket in the previous clash while from South Africa we are choosing Marizanne Kapp who is always capable of revelling us in an all round display given her penchant to deliver with both the bat and ball.
Poonam Yadav has been unplayable for South Africa in all the matches they have stepped out in the middle in, making her India’s biggest and most threatening weapon with the ball. The spinner has clamped down on South Africa to leave them miffed and agonised with her spell of 2-42 curbing them in their quest of piling on a massive score the last time around.
Pacer Shikha Pandey got the two as well in the last match to see her come in as well while from South Africa we are going in with Ayabonga Khaka.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Poonam Yadav is our choice as captain for this clash whilst Rodrigues is the vice-captain.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.